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Celebrating 100 Years of Flight: Testing Wing Designs in Aircraft

David Pugalee, Chuck Nusinov, Chris Giersch, David Royster, Thomas Pinelli 

January 2005, Volume 10, Issue 5, Page 212

Abstract:
An investigation involving several designs of airplane wings in trial flight simulations based on a NASA CONNECT program. Students' experiences with data collection and interpretation are highlighted. Teachers will learn about the activity and how to implement it in the mathematics classroom, integrating several different areas of mathematics.

Keywords:
Article
Cross-Content (Math Only) Connections
Data Collection
Conceptual Development
Grades 6-8
Communication
Area
Open-ended assessments
Teacher
Manipulatives
Length
Modeling
Problems
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Student Work
Reasoning and Proof
Representation
Shapes
Ratios / Proportions